Brad Wing
P #9
Height:
6-3
Weight:
192
Age:
26
College:
LSU
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2017):

PUNTS
11
AVG
46.2
LNG
60
IN 20
0

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles on April 29, 2013…Waived by the Eagles on Aug. 25, 2013…Signed to a reserve/future contract by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan. 3, 2014…Traded to the Giants for a conditional 7th-round draft choice on Sept. 4, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Wing has played in 48 regular-season games and 2 postseason games…He has a 45.0-yard gross average and a 39.7-yard net average on 230 punts with 81 punts inside the 20, 18 touchbacks, and a long kick of 74 yards…None of Wing’s punts have been blocked…He has 11 postseason punts with a gross average of 38.8 yards and a net average of 34.3 yards, with 4 punts inside the 20.
-    In 2 seasons with the Giants, Wing has booted 169 punts, and his gross average of 45.4 yards is the 2nd-highest in team history, behind Steve Weatherford’s 46.3-yard average (on 311 punts from 2011-14).
-    In 2016, Wing punted 93 times for a 46.2-yard gross average (11th in the NFL) and a 40.9-yard net average (10th in the league)…His net average of 40.9 yards was a single-season Giants record, breaking the former mark of 40.2 yards, set by Jeff Feagles in 2008…Wing is also 6th on the list with a 38.9-yard net average in 2015…Wing placed 28 punts inside the 20-yard line, 5 fewer than he had in 2015, when he tied the franchise record of 33 also held by Brad Maynard (1997 and 98).
-    Wing had season-highs in both gross (51.3) and net (50.3) yard averages (minimum 3 punts) on 4 kicks vs. Baltimore (10/16)…Booted a season-long 63-yard punt vs. New Orleans (9/18).
-    In a victory at Cleveland (11/27), Wing had a 47.4-yard gross average and a 44.7-yard net average, and placed 5 balls inside the 20-yard line, including 3 inside the 10, and had 2 more downed right at the 20…He had a long kick of 58 yards among his career-high 9 punts, the highest total by the Giants since they punted 10 times at Philadelphia on Oct. 12, 2014…The Browns had 5 net yards on 3 punt returns. After Wing’s 9 punts, Cleveland took possession, in order, at its own 20, 20, 4, 12, 15, 37, 8, 5, and 20-yard lines (the last on a touchback with 1:35 remaining).
-    Wing was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Weeks 14 and 15 for his outstanding play in victories vs. Dallas and Detroit. He was the first Giants player to win back-to-back Special Teams Player of the Week awards since they were instituted in 1984.
-    In a 10-7 victory vs. Dallas (12/11), Wing tied his career and season-high with 9 punts and had a 43.2-yard gross average and a 42.9-yard net average, with a long punt of 57 yards. 5 of his kicks were downed inside the 20-yard line. Dallas totaled 3 yards on 3 punt returns.
-    In the first half, a Wing punt pinned the Cowboys at their own 3-yard line, where his punt was downed by Dwayne Harris. Wing was even better in the 2nd half, when he punted 4 times and Dallas took possession, in order, at their own 9, 11, 24 and 3-yard lines following those kicks. When the Cowboys stopped the Giants on a 3rd down at the Dallas 36-yard line with 1:15 remaining in the game, they hoped to have 1 more chance to win or tie the game. But Wing perfectly placed a punt that was downed by Harris at the 3-yard line, and the Cowboys never gained a yard.
-    Wing was the first Giants punter to receive the Special Teams Player of the Week Award since Feagles in Week 13 of the 2005 season – also for his performance in a December home victory against Dallas.
-    One week later, in a 17-6 victory vs. Detroit (12/18), Wing was honored again after he had a 41.0-yard net average on 7 punts, including 1 that was tipped at the line and travelled only 18 yards. With the Lions trying to come back in the 2nd half, Wing booted 3 consecutive punts that forced them to take possession at their own 3, 4, and 19-yard lines. Detroit totaled just 11 punt return yards, and scored 3 points on 7 possessions following Wing’s punts.
-    Wing punted 8 times for a 32.8-yard net average and twice placed the ball inside the 20-yard line in the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8).
-    In his first season with the Giants in 2015, Wing had a 44.5-yard gross average and a 38.9-yard net average on 76 punts….Placed 33 punts inside the 20, had 6 touchbacks, and his long kick traveled 64 yards…Also had 1 special teams tackle…Wing’s 33 punts inside the 20-yard line tied the Giants’ single-season record, set by Brad Maynard in both 1997 and 98.
-    Began his Giants career with a season-high (minimum 3 punts) 45.5-yard net average on 4 punts, including a 63-yarder, and placed 3 kicks inside the 20, at Dallas (9/13)…Also dropped 3 inside the 20 vs. Atlanta (9/20)…Booted a season-high 8 punts at Buffalo (10/4) and at Philadelphia (10/19)…Placed a season-high 4 kicks inside the 20 at Buffalo, and vs. the Jets (12/6)…His only punt at Tampa Bay (11/8) was a season-long 64-yarder.
-    In 2014, played in all 16 regular-season games and 1 playoff game for Pittsburgh…Punted 61 times, and had a 43.7-yard gross average, and a 38.8-yard net average…Placed 20 kicks inside the 20-yard line, and had 4 touchbacks, and a long punt of 74 yards.
-    Made his NFL debut vs. Cleveland (9/7) and punted 6 times for 262 yards…His first career punt traveled 56 yards…Recorded his first career special teams tackle at Baltimore (9/11)…Wing had a then career-best net average 49.3 yards on 3 punts at Carolina (9/21)…Completed a pass for a 2-point conversion to tight end Matt Spaeth, the team’s first 2-point conversion since Oct. 27, 2013 at Oakland (Emmanuel Sanders)…Connected on a career-best 74-yard punt at Cincinnati (12/7).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 23 career games at LSU and averaged a school-record 44.6 yards on 118 career punts…In 2011, became just the 2nd punter in LSU history to earn first-team All-America honors…Placed 48 career punts inside the 20-yard line, and booted 39 punts that traveled 50 yards or more…Holds 2 of the top 5 single-season punting averages in school history: his 44.8-yard average in 2012 ranks 3rd, while his 44.37-yard average in 2011 ranks 5th in school annals…In 2012, played in 11 games, missing the season-opener and the Chick-fil-A Bowl…Averaged 44.8 yards on 59 punts, which ranked 4th in the SEC and 3rd in school history…Placed 21 punts inside the 20-yard line…Helped the Tigers limit opponents to 59 punt return yards the entire season…Connected on a season-long 69-yard punt against Arkansas…Set career highs with 10 punts for 451 yards at Texas A&M, averaging 45.1 yards per punt with a long of 65 yards, five 50-plus yard punts, and 1 downed inside the 20-yard line…Set a career high with a 54.3-yard average vs. Washington…In 2011, played in 12 games, missing 2 games due to injury…First-team All-America selection by the Associated Press, CBSsports.com, FoxSportsNext.com and SI.com…Selected to the all-SEC first-team by the Associated Press and the all-SEC 2nd-team by the league’s coaches…Was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, which is presented annually to college football’s top punter…Twice earned SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors…The first honor came vs. West Virginia, when he placed all 6 of his punts inside the 20-yard line, averaging 48.7 yards per punt with a long of 60 yards…His second POW honor came against Auburn, when he finished with a season-high 51.2-yard average and 3 of his 4 punts were downed inside the 20-yard line…Averaged 44.4 yards per punt on the season, which ranked 2nd in the SEC and 11th nationally…Helped LSU limit opponents to only 73 yards on 20 punt returns…Connected on a career-long 73-yard punt vs. Alabama…Placed 27 punts inside the 20-yard line, including 13 inside the 10…Finished with 8 punts for a 50.4-yard average vs. Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, including 2 inside the 20-yard line, a long of 67 yards, and 6 punts that traveled more than 50 yards…Redshirted in 2010.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Visited the Community Food Bank of NJ the week of Thanksgiving and helped offload a truck full of turkeys donated by Stop & Shop in advance of the holiday season...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support...Acted as a host at the Nickelodeon Try Outs for the Kids’ Choice Sports “Perfect Pass Challenge” accompanied by other teammates...Adopted Norman A. Bleshman Regional Day School for the 2016 Play 60 Challenge, visiting the students weekly throughout the Spring to encourage them to get active for 60 minutes every day...Raised awareness for Dreams Come True Louisiana by wearing custom-designed cleats during Week 13 for the leaguewide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”..Served as Play 60 Ambassador adopting Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck, N.J. motivating the students, every week for a month, to get active and play outside followed by a large field day celebration.

PERSONAL:
-    Has a son, Bentley…Majored in sports administration…Graduate of Parkview Baptist High School in Baton Rouge, where he lettered in his only season playing football after moving to the United States as an exchange student from Melbourne, Australia…Averaged 41.8 yards per punt (41.5 net) in his senior season, and was a first-team all-state selection…Grew up playing Australian Rules football in Melbourne…Son of David and Kathi Wing…Has 1 brother, Tom…His father was an Aussie Rules football player who also tried out for the Detroit Lions in 1990, and punted for the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe in 1998.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles on April 29, 2013…Waived by the Eagles on Aug. 25, 2013…Signed to a reserve/future contract by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan. 3, 2014…Traded to the Giants for a conditional 7th-round draft choice on Sept. 4, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Wing has played in 48 regular-season games and 2 postseason games…He has a 45.0-yard gross average and a 39.7-yard net average on 230 punts with 81 punts inside the 20, 18 touchbacks, and a long kick of 74 yards…None of Wing’s punts have been blocked…He has 11 postseason punts with a gross average of 38.8 yards and a net average of 34.3 yards, with 4 punts inside the 20.
-    In 2 seasons with the Giants, Wing has booted 169 punts, and his gross average of 45.4 yards is the 2nd-highest in team history, behind Steve Weatherford’s 46.3-yard average (on 311 punts from 2011-14).
-    In 2016, Wing punted 93 times for a 46.2-yard gross average (11th in the NFL) and a 40.9-yard net average (10th in the league)…His net average of 40.9 yards was a single-season Giants record, breaking the former mark of 40.2 yards, set by Jeff Feagles in 2008…Wing is also 6th on the list with a 38.9-yard net average in 2015…Wing placed 28 punts inside the 20-yard line, 5 fewer than he had in 2015, when he tied the franchise record of 33 also held by Brad Maynard (1997 and 98).
-    Wing had season-highs in both gross (51.3) and net (50.3) yard averages (minimum 3 punts) on 4 kicks vs. Baltimore (10/16)…Booted a season-long 63-yard punt vs. New Orleans (9/18).
-    In a victory at Cleveland (11/27), Wing had a 47.4-yard gross average and a 44.7-yard net average, and placed 5 balls inside the 20-yard line, including 3 inside the 10, and had 2 more downed right at the 20…He had a long kick of 58 yards among his career-high 9 punts, the highest total by the Giants since they punted 10 times at Philadelphia on Oct. 12, 2014…The Browns had 5 net yards on 3 punt returns. After Wing’s 9 punts, Cleveland took possession, in order, at its own 20, 20, 4, 12, 15, 37, 8, 5, and 20-yard lines (the last on a touchback with 1:35 remaining).
-    Wing was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Weeks 14 and 15 for his outstanding play in victories vs. Dallas and Detroit. He was the first Giants player to win back-to-back Special Teams Player of the Week awards since they were instituted in 1984.
-    In a 10-7 victory vs. Dallas (12/11), Wing tied his career and season-high with 9 punts and had a 43.2-yard gross average and a 42.9-yard net average, with a long punt of 57 yards. 5 of his kicks were downed inside the 20-yard line. Dallas totaled 3 yards on 3 punt returns.
-    In the first half, a Wing punt pinned the Cowboys at their own 3-yard line, where his punt was downed by Dwayne Harris. Wing was even better in the 2nd half, when he punted 4 times and Dallas took possession, in order, at their own 9, 11, 24 and 3-yard lines following those kicks. When the Cowboys stopped the Giants on a 3rd down at the Dallas 36-yard line with 1:15 remaining in the game, they hoped to have 1 more chance to win or tie the game. But Wing perfectly placed a punt that was downed by Harris at the 3-yard line, and the Cowboys never gained a yard.
-    Wing was the first Giants punter to receive the Special Teams Player of the Week Award since Feagles in Week 13 of the 2005 season – also for his performance in a December home victory against Dallas.
-    One week later, in a 17-6 victory vs. Detroit (12/18), Wing was honored again after he had a 41.0-yard net average on 7 punts, including 1 that was tipped at the line and travelled only 18 yards. With the Lions trying to come back in the 2nd half, Wing booted 3 consecutive punts that forced them to take possession at their own 3, 4, and 19-yard lines. Detroit totaled just 11 punt return yards, and scored 3 points on 7 possessions following Wing’s punts.
-    Wing punted 8 times for a 32.8-yard net average and twice placed the ball inside the 20-yard line in the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8).
-    In his first season with the Giants in 2015, Wing had a 44.5-yard gross average and a 38.9-yard net average on 76 punts….Placed 33 punts inside the 20, had 6 touchbacks, and his long kick traveled 64 yards…Also had 1 special teams tackle…Wing’s 33 punts inside the 20-yard line tied the Giants’ single-season record, set by Brad Maynard in both 1997 and 98.
-    Began his Giants career with a season-high (minimum 3 punts) 45.5-yard net average on 4 punts, including a 63-yarder, and placed 3 kicks inside the 20, at Dallas (9/13)…Also dropped 3 inside the 20 vs. Atlanta (9/20)…Booted a season-high 8 punts at Buffalo (10/4) and at Philadelphia (10/19)…Placed a season-high 4 kicks inside the 20 at Buffalo, and vs. the Jets (12/6)…His only punt at Tampa Bay (11/8) was a season-long 64-yarder.
-    In 2014, played in all 16 regular-season games and 1 playoff game for Pittsburgh…Punted 61 times, and had a 43.7-yard gross average, and a 38.8-yard net average…Placed 20 kicks inside the 20-yard line, and had 4 touchbacks, and a long punt of 74 yards.
-    Made his NFL debut vs. Cleveland (9/7) and punted 6 times for 262 yards…His first career punt traveled 56 yards…Recorded his first career special teams tackle at Baltimore (9/11)…Wing had a then career-best net average 49.3 yards on 3 punts at Carolina (9/21)…Completed a pass for a 2-point conversion to tight end Matt Spaeth, the team’s first 2-point conversion since Oct. 27, 2013 at Oakland (Emmanuel Sanders)…Connected on a career-best 74-yard punt at Cincinnati (12/7).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 23 career games at LSU and averaged a school-record 44.6 yards on 118 career punts…In 2011, became just the 2nd punter in LSU history to earn first-team All-America honors…Placed 48 career punts inside the 20-yard line, and booted 39 punts that traveled 50 yards or more…Holds 2 of the top 5 single-season punting averages in school history: his 44.8-yard average in 2012 ranks 3rd, while his 44.37-yard average in 2011 ranks 5th in school annals…In 2012, played in 11 games, missing the season-opener and the Chick-fil-A Bowl…Averaged 44.8 yards on 59 punts, which ranked 4th in the SEC and 3rd in school history…Placed 21 punts inside the 20-yard line…Helped the Tigers limit opponents to 59 punt return yards the entire season…Connected on a season-long 69-yard punt against Arkansas…Set career highs with 10 punts for 451 yards at Texas A&M, averaging 45.1 yards per punt with a long of 65 yards, five 50-plus yard punts, and 1 downed inside the 20-yard line…Set a career high with a 54.3-yard average vs. Washington…In 2011, played in 12 games, missing 2 games due to injury…First-team All-America selection by the Associated Press, CBSsports.com, FoxSportsNext.com and SI.com…Selected to the all-SEC first-team by the Associated Press and the all-SEC 2nd-team by the league’s coaches…Was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, which is presented annually to college football’s top punter…Twice earned SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors…The first honor came vs. West Virginia, when he placed all 6 of his punts inside the 20-yard line, averaging 48.7 yards per punt with a long of 60 yards…His second POW honor came against Auburn, when he finished with a season-high 51.2-yard average and 3 of his 4 punts were downed inside the 20-yard line…Averaged 44.4 yards per punt on the season, which ranked 2nd in the SEC and 11th nationally…Helped LSU limit opponents to only 73 yards on 20 punt returns…Connected on a career-long 73-yard punt vs. Alabama…Placed 27 punts inside the 20-yard line, including 13 inside the 10…Finished with 8 punts for a 50.4-yard average vs. Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, including 2 inside the 20-yard line, a long of 67 yards, and 6 punts that traveled more than 50 yards…Redshirted in 2010.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Visited the Community Food Bank of NJ the week of Thanksgiving and helped offload a truck full of turkeys donated by Stop & Shop in advance of the holiday season...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support...Acted as a host at the Nickelodeon Try Outs for the Kids’ Choice Sports “Perfect Pass Challenge” accompanied by other teammates...Adopted Norman A. Bleshman Regional Day School for the 2016 Play 60 Challenge, visiting the students weekly throughout the Spring to encourage them to get active for 60 minutes every day...Raised awareness for Dreams Come True Louisiana by wearing custom-designed cleats during Week 13 for the leaguewide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”..Served as Play 60 Ambassador adopting Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck, N.J. motivating the students, every week for a month, to get active and play outside followed by a large field day celebration.

PERSONAL:
-    Has a son, Bentley…Majored in sports administration…Graduate of Parkview Baptist High School in Baton Rouge, where he lettered in his only season playing football after moving to the United States as an exchange student from Melbourne, Australia…Averaged 41.8 yards per punt (41.5 net) in his senior season, and was a first-team all-state selection…Grew up playing Australian Rules football in Melbourne…Son of David and Kathi Wing…Has 1 brother, Tom…His father was an Aussie Rules football player who also tried out for the Detroit Lions in 1990, and punted for the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe in 1998.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 241 10,853 9,521 74 45 39.5 0 19 47 81 19 58 98 952 1
2017 NYG 2 0 11 508 387 60 46.2 35.2 0 2 1 0 1 3 4 101 1
2016 NYG 16 0 93 4,297 3,807 63 46.2 40.9 0 12 20 28 8 16 37 330 0
2015 NYG 16 0 76 3,380 2,960 64 44.5 38.9 0 2 17 33 6 21 30 300 0
2014 PIT 16 0 61 2,668 2,367 74 43.7 38.8 0 3 9 20 4 18 27 221 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
1 @DAL L 3-19 6 269 249 55 44.8 41.5 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 0
2 DET L 10-24 5 239 138 60 47.8 27.6 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 101 1

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